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MLB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 9/19/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore
KANSAS CITY  MONTGOMERY )
 
MINNESOTA  GIBSON )
+1.5  +100

-1.5  -120
+220

-240

10ov
 
5
Final
8

KANSAS CITY (56 - 97) at MINNESOTA (93 - 59)
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Thursday, 9/19/2019 7:40 PM
MIKE MONTGOMERY (L) vs. KYLE GIBSON (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
963KANSAS CITY+240Ov 10.5,-105+235Ov 10,-115
964MINNESOTA-275Un 10.5,-115-270Un 10,-105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games56-97-22.175-704.20.2450.3020.3990.7015.30.2730.3420.4520.793
Road Games28-50-6.634-404.20.2340.2930.4040.6974.90.2670.3400.4540.794
vs Right-handed Starters41-71-15.955-534.10.2430.3020.3950.6975.20.2710.3410.4510.792
Past 7 Games2-5-0.83-42.60.2190.2570.3460.6034.70.2550.3500.4210.771
Grass Games54-92-20.370-684.20.2440.3010.3960.6975.30.2720.3410.4480.788
Night Games36-59-10.641-484.00.2450.3020.3990.7025.10.2670.3380.4430.781
Division29-40-4.634-324.80.2520.3110.4190.7304.80.2650.3300.4370.768
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.20.2450.30215351941270258371560.39960842813121109891297114956
Road Games4.20.2340.29378267962812119980.4043052237474149065346824
Righty Starters4.10.2430.3021123799923183281130.39543731994569736945211743
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.061.5475273112965666924950918-30372262.7%
Road Games4.411.447255129125249321202688-1618966.7%

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games93-59+19.377-705.80.2700.3310.4930.8244.70.2560.3110.4200.731
Home Games43-34-5.737-385.40.2640.3300.4760.8064.80.2590.3110.4210.732
vs Left-handed Starters18-17-2.921-126.40.2870.3530.5270.8815.60.2850.3390.4720.811
Past 7 Games4-3+0.54-35.30.2700.3310.4640.7955.40.2820.3310.4900.821
Grass Games87-58+1474-685.80.2680.3300.4920.8224.70.2580.3130.4250.738
Night Games61-36+16.848-456.00.2730.3340.5080.8424.90.2600.3140.4310.745
Division42-24+6.231-335.70.2700.3290.4890.8194.10.2480.2930.4010.694
MINNESOTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.80.2700.33115253891455298192890.493847493126525105311310612563
Home Games5.40.2640.330772660701158101290.4764032636191153554416629
Lefty Starters6.40.2870.353351280368613800.527220130295326830234113
MINNESOTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.201.316533.32792495327517056131-20461871.9%
Home Games4.401.388276151135294368930712-14221068.8%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/5/2019SPARKMAN(R)DETROITBOYD(L)4-6L-1109.5 evO12811160
9/6/2019LOPEZ(R)@ MIAMILOPEZ(R)3-0W1158.5 unU980761
9/7/2019DUFFY(L)@ MIAMISMITH(L)7-2W-1058.5 unO1080493
9/8/2019MONTGOMERY(L)@ MIAMIALCANTARA(R)0-9L-1108.5 unO4511370
9/10/2019JUNIS(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXNOVA(R)3-7L1059.5 ovO862970
9/11/2019SPARKMAN(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)8-6W14510.5 evO1480840
9/12/2019LOPEZ(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXGIOLITO(R)6-3W1858.5 unO63011121
9/13/2019DUFFY(L)HOUSTONCOLE(R)1-4L+3509 unU5507101
9/14/2019MONTGOMERY(L)HOUSTONGREINKE(R)1-6L+29010 ovU86110120
9/15/2019JUNIS(R)HOUSTONMILEY(L)3-12L+19510.5 evO121101690
9/16/2019SPARKMAN(R)@ OAKLANDROARK(R)6-5W2409.5 ovO11701081
9/17/2019LOPEZ(R)@ OAKLANDANDERSON(L)1-2L2309.5 ovU640460
9/18/2019DUFFY(L)@ OAKLANDBAILEY(R)0-1L2309.5 unU461570
9/19/2019MONTGOMERY(L)@ MINNESOTAGIBSON(R) 
9/20/2019JUNIS(R)@ MINNESOTASMELTZER(L) 
9/21/2019SPARKMAN(R)@ MINNESOTABERRIOS(R) 
9/22/2019LOPEZ(R)@ MINNESOTAPEREZ(L) 
9/24/2019DUFFY(L)ATLANTATEHERAN(R) 
9/25/2019 ATLANTA  

MINNESOTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/5/2019PEREZ(L)@ BOSTONEOVALDI(R)2-1W14011.5 unU261431
9/6/2019PINEDA(R)CLEVELANDPLUTKO(R)2-6L-16010.5 unU98010101
9/7/2019ODORIZZI(R)CLEVELANDCIVALE(R)5-3W-1359.5 unU770761
9/8/2019DOBNAK(R)CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R)2-5L+1408.5 ovU5801180
9/10/2019BERRIOS(R)WASHINGTONSANCHEZ(R)5-0W-14510.5 unU651220
9/11/2019PEREZ(L)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)2-6L+14010 unU890960
9/12/2019GIBSON(R)WASHINGTONCORBIN(L)6-12L+1209 ovO121001480
9/14/2019SMELTZER(L)@ CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R)2-0W1759 ovU761590
9/14/2019THORPE(L)@ CLEVELANDCLIPPARD(R)9-5W1259.5 evO830861
9/15/2019DOBNAK(R)@ CLEVELANDBIEBER(R)5-7L1879 unO13841060
9/16/2019BERRIOS(R)CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)5-3W-2359.5 evU1061642
9/17/2019PEREZ(L)CHI WHITE SOXDETWILER(L)9-8W-19511 ovO1511120140
9/18/2019ODORIZZI(R)CHI WHITE SOXNOVA(R)1-3L-25510.5 evU3601060
9/19/2019GIBSON(R)KANSAS CITYMONTGOMERY(L) 
9/20/2019SMELTZER(L)KANSAS CITYJUNIS(R) 
9/21/2019BERRIOS(R)KANSAS CITYSPARKMAN(R) 
9/22/2019PEREZ(L)KANSAS CITYLOPEZ(R) 
9/24/2019ODORIZZI(R)@ DETROITTURNBULL(R) 
9/25/2019 @ DETROIT  
9/26/2019 @ DETROIT  
PREVIEW
Twins face Royals, look to extend lead on Indians
 

The Minnesota Twins open their final home series of the season on Thursday night when they begin a four-game set with the Kansas City Royals at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Minnesota (93-59) holds a four-game lead in American League Central over the Cleveland Indians (89-63) with 10 games to play.

Kansas City (56-97), which has lost five of its past six games, is in fourth place, 37 1/2 games behind the Twins. However, the Royals will have a big say in whether Minnesota can win its first division title since 2010. The teams finish the season with a three-game series in Kansas City next weekend.

Minnesota is 9-3 this season against the Royals and has swept two of the four series the teams have played.

Right-hander Kyle Gibson (13-7, 4.76 ERA) will start for Minnesota in the opener against Kansas City left-hander Mike Montgomery (3-9, 4.70).

Gibson will be making his second start and third appearance since returning from a 12-day stint on the injured list caused by ulcerative colitis, a condition that saw him lose 10 pounds over a six-week period and also made it difficult for him to sleep.

Most recently, Gibson allowed two runs (one earned) in one inning of relief work at Cleveland on Sunday.

He is 9-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 21 career starts against Kansas City, including 2-0 with a 3.26 ERA in three starts this season.

Montgomery is just 1-5 with a 7.85 ERA in 17 road outings (five starts) this season but is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in three career appearances (two starts) against the Twins.

Both teams come in off poor offensive performances in losses on Wednesday.

Minnesota was no-hit for 5 1/3 innings and finished with just three hits against eight Chicago White Sox pitchers in a 3-1 loss. Kansas City, meanwhile, managed only four hits in a 1-0 loss at Oakland that ended on Mark Canha's two-out, walk-off double in the 11th inning.

"We're trying to play every team like that right now," Royals left fielder Alex Gordon told MLB.com. "We have a lot of young guys here trying to get experience and trying to improve so we can have a better year next year."

"We were going at 'em, man," added Royals starter Danny Duffy, who allowed just two hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings while striking out six. "The team did a really good job of matching that intensity. Overall, you're never happy coming out on the losing side, but we were pleased with our effort."

Minnesota leads the majors with a single-season record 289 home runs, one more than the New York Yankees, and is the first team in history to have five players with 30 or more home runs in a season. Nelson Cruz leads the way with 37, followed by Max Kepler (36), Eddie Rosario (31), Miguel Sano (30) and Mitch Garver (30).

Rosario had a double, Minnesota's lone extra-base hit, in the Wednesday loss. He also drove in a run with a single.

"It kind of shows you a little bit that sometimes these bullpen days can definitely be challenging to deal with," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said of the White Sox's pitching parade. "We had our chances. We had some good pitches to hit. The at-bats were probably just OK today.

"It wasn't our best offensive night. That's definitely going to happen. Our offense has been consistently good this year. Tonight was just one of those nights."

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 10/19/2019 1:56:53 AM EST


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